'92 f-150 5.0L will not start. Put on new starter and solenoid. Still only clinks, while trying to start.

Mitch Holstein

Asked by Sep 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM about the 1992 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers


Have to ask,is battery good?And are cable,s tite,at battery and the starter?


Ditto to what T_S_T said plus make sure the wires in and out of the solenoid are tight.


A clicking noise indicates there is a bad solenoid. Since you changed it I suspect it is good. There is a bad connection somewhere. Check the ground on the frame of the vehicle if all other connections are good and clean.

Mitch Holstein

Thanks for the advise. I have tried all the connections and checked voltage from battery to solenoid, and solenoid to starter. All has same voltage. Any other ideas, Thanks.

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Yes,take that new starter and have it tested,if it is good,then make sure it doe,s not need shim,s,,some aftermarket starters, do not line up,with fly wheel,and will hang ,giving you a click,or clunk sound.


Jump the solenoid with a screwdriver, but only for a second to see if the starter engages. If it does there is a problem at that location.

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